About the author: Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. The Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
Learn more about Sarah at: http://sarahladd.com
About the book: Patience Creighton has dedicated herself to the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. But the return of the enigmatic master of the estate puts everything she loves at risk.
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she invests herself in teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to make the school successful.
Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of property --- including the land where Rosemere School is located --- but possesses little money to manage its upkeep. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.
When a fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. And when Patience's brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience suddenly finds herself unsure of her calling. After a surprising truth about William's past is brought to light, both William and Patience will have to seek God's plans for their lives-and their hearts.
The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second book in Ladd's Whispers on The Moors series. The first book in this series, The Heiress of Winterwood had me hooked! This second book did not disappoint!!! There is everything to love about The Headmistress of Rosemere from the beautiful cover to the amazing story within it's pages.
While I have typically in the past not been a huge fan of regency romance, Sarah Ladd has made me a believer and turned me into a huge fan of the genre. Her description and characterization is so that the reader can feel as if they are a part of the story and not just an observer. Ladd also eloquently captures the era and weaves a bit of mystery in a well balanced way. The story moves smoothly; she draws you in and keeps you invested until the last page. I loved how Ladd drew from the areas and mentions characters from the first book without "retelling" the first story.
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